4.4 Sadness is a close friend of gladness [draft]

Updated October 5, 2022

When feeling sad is perceived as ‘it is what it is,’ it is revealed to be paired with gladness. This revelation sets off the experience of other duality pairs, such as weakness and wellness, disappointment and contentment or tears and laughter. Going with the duality flow, you, eventually, feel so entertained that you cannot ask for more. Thus there is no need for duality. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Suppose you do not acknowledge the negativity you have in your psychological sphere but project it onto others. In that case, you also disconnect yourself from your positivity because your negativity defines it. The same applies if you hide your negative thoughts and feelings in your psychological sphere from your awareness by projecting them onto vulnerable parts of your body. In short, when you do not ratify your negativity, the experience of being positive is fake. Read here about how you quickly bring back what you have projected onto others.

To formulate genuine positivity in yourself, you must restore the negativity you encompass but have cut off from your awareness. That is done by acknowledging it is your own negativity you face when you perceive something in the world as unfavourable because what you receive is what you have – like the sun’s colouration of your skin is determined by the pigmentation inside you. However, that does not mean there is a beggar in your psychological sphere if you see someone begging on the street. But deeming that as negative, you have this negativity in your psychological zone.

Just like a quick look from above is sufficient to ratify if there is water in a well, a glance in your psychological sphere is enough to feel your negativity, so your reaction to it can be perceived as ‘it is what it is.’ That opens your response and reveals it is twofold. Read more about that here. And since the experience of this, and any other, polarity makes you feel complete, the belief in duality can be undone completely.

In hack #4.2 The brain’s script and how to perceive it to feel happy, you can read about how the perception ´it is what it is´reveals that your singular opinion of something is twofold. Hence you do not get the loneliness of singularity but the togetherness of twofoldness.

Any experience perceived as positive is bound to be complemented by another deemed as negative because everything comes in pairs of opposing experiences in a world of duality. A foreground, for example, is paired with a background so that they can define each other. Read more about the contrasts of duality here. For example, negative thinking confirms positivity, hate verifies love, sadness substantiates gladness, and so on. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

That was the short version. The longer one is that when you begin acknowledging negativity as your own, its interplay with positivity in your psychological zone may not get your attention immediately. Instead, you may feel like going to hell because you are overwhelmed by forgotten and unpleasant emotions that keep coming out of the dark. Read more about that here. Perhaps this starts slowly with a familiar sense of depression that you a long time ago hid from your awareness by imagining dumping it behind the pain in a vulnerable part of the body.

But since depression often is repressed anger, sooner or later, it flares out in brutal hellfire. Maybe it feels as if acid-like splashes come out of the body part where you initially imagined hiding your anger. Or perhaps it feels like a ruthless and evil force tortures you.

When something in your psychological zone, interpreted specifically as evil, is perceived as ´it is what it is,´ you feel it contains goodness. Likewise, there is success in failure and an angel in a monster. However, none of these opposing elements are important in themselves. It is the interaction of them that feels like home, whereas standing explicitly by on one of them feels like lost.

Not avoiding but acknowledging the feeling of hell, this single-minded response can be perceived as ‘it is what it is. Since that turns it into a dualistic reaction, hell is not alone but complemented by heaven. Amazed by this polarity, you realise there is no heaven without hell in a world of duality – just like there is no breathing in without breathing out. You cannot have one without the other. They are like two sides of the same coin.

In other words, the acknowledgement of hell does not make it go away but unmasks heaven, which lay bare hell. This interaction does not happen in a balanced or harmonious way but in an adventurous manner in which you experience rapidly going up and down between the pleasure of heaven and the displeasure of hell – like having fun going up and down on a roller coaster or relaxing playing yoyo. You can also compare it to the ocean waves: sometimes they are big and fast, at other times they are small and slow or hardly there.

Since duality is about twofoldness, and you believe to be in a world of duality, going with the interaction of hell and heaven makes you feel complete. And since this automatically leads to the experience of other duality pairs, the feeling of completeness, eventually, becomes so intense that you forget to define yourself by duality. Consequently, there does not appear to be someone hiding non-duality. However, the process leading up to this may seem more comfortable if the problematic area in the body, where you once attempted to conceal a singular feeling, is fixed.

If you acknowledge every emotion that pops up in your psychological zone, there are no psychological feelings to hide inhe body. Consequently, there is nothing hidden to fear in the body.

In a world of duality, everything comes in pairs. So if you do not try to split any of them to hold onto a singular perspective of love, for example, you are aligned with duality. That does not mean things work better for you, but it does not bother you. You feel complete because you are in the duality flow. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

When dualism is accepted, you enjoy the interaction of love and hate. Therefore, since you do not to hide hatredin the body, the concealed hate does not appear to cause tension that blocks the communication between the body and the brain. And since it has the blueprint of the body’s composition, the brain can restore the body by its anatomy with the help of nature and health care professionals.

The brain automatically maintains the body if you do not try to perfect it through mental ideas of wellness. The body sees such attempts as an attack on its physical integrity.

In a world of duality, there is nothing better than the duality flow. But since most want to be in control and establish that via single-minded postulates, it may, at first, feel anxiety-provoking to be in the duality flow. To stop the constant interaction of opposing experiences, you may decide to be unquestionably right about something. Although this gives you a sense of superiority, the overall feeling is despair because you never seem to get it quite right. That is until you stop upholding singular opinions as facts but go with the duality flow. In that, any point of view is exposed as twofold. Thus you feel nonsectarian, which is necessary to feel completed by the constant interaction of opposites in a world of duality. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

To clarify, the brain, not you, is supposed to handle the body. Still, you call a health care professional if it needs help. But it does not need your help connecting with nature. The brain is already hooked you up with the cosmos. That is why you do not fall off the planet, for example. When mental ideas do not disrupt this linkage with the universe, you feel entirely connected.

That does not mean you must abandon your wellness ideas to feel connected with nature but that you perceive your interpretation of them as ‘it is what it is.’ It reveals your reasoning is not singular but dual. Therefore, since you are in a world of duality, you are aligned with its nature. Being that, you do not wonder about the future because you are in the duality flow. Read more about that here. Hence your next step comes automatically – like breathing out follows breathing in.

This also applies to undoing the belief in duality. It ends by itself when your interpretations of your experiences are perceived as ‘it is what it is.’ That, as already said, aligns you with the world of duality, and since everything has a beginning and end in such a world, your dualistic interpretation is the beginning of the end.

Here you can read more about the obstruction of the natural relationship between the brain and the body and how to restore the connection.

A state of not-knowing does not provide you with the fulfilment of duality but the bliss of nothing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

Should the descent into hell* seem so distressing that you overlook its counterpart, heaven, a break from duality may be the way to go. This is not done by pacifying yourself via meditation, praying or sedative music but by not withholding your anxiety, so its full speed ignites a take-off into the empty breath (read more about that in hack #5.1 Uncontrolled speed leads to a state of not-knowing).

The empty breath immediately brings you into a state of not-knowing. Here experiences go on as usual. But since there is nobody to respond to them, there are no reactions to establish them as different. Hence the idea that you can be and have more than that which is one falls apart. And so does the brain after 20 minutes, 45 at most, because it has nothing to process. Therefore, if you do not want to permanently undo the belief in duality, you should not remain in a state of not knowing for too long at a time.

Fortunately, not much time is needed in a state of not-knowing to have the slate wiped clean (read more about that here), so you return to a world of duality as the basic self (read more about that here). Since it perceives the response to an experience as ‘it is what it is,’ the reaction is not sensed as singular but twofold. Therefore, as you probably already have figured out, descending to hell is complemented by ascending to heaven.

That is not to say that non-duality is a fusion of heaven and hell or the union of all contrasts. On the contrary, non-duality is not anything, nor nothing, because it takes more than one to be something. Yet it is everything because non-duality is formless, thus endless.

However, the topic of hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality is not non-duality but duality. You need to be fully anchored in the idea that you are someone in a world of duality if you want to undo that belief – just like you need to play a game to finish it. Hence we continue in the context of duality in the following article ‘What if…?’ versus ‘it is what it is’.


*) You may find the book Descent to the Goddess interesting regarding the descent to hell, even though it is not in line with Alexius’ Enlightened Non-Teachings and is supposedly only for women.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #4.4 The duality flow goes to non-duality.

CANCELLEX Every moment is the perfect moment – also for dying in the rainforest [draft]

Updated August 24, 2022

What time is it!?

Updated September 9, 2022

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What you think you see now is composed of many images, that as rays of light have travelled each their distance in time before they are picked up by your eyes and transferred to the brain, which compiles them into one image that you think you see now. For example, in this picture, the sun is about eight minutes older than the palm trees in the front of the image because it takes the light eight minutes to travel from the sun to the Earth. So everything between the palm trees and the sun is between a split second and eight minutes old. And the completed image is even older because it takes time for the brain to compile all the past ones into one image. In other words, the brain deceives you into believing you are experiencing now, while it is nothing but the past that you are experiencing. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

NOW IS IN THE PAST
If you look at the sun now, you see how it looked eight minutes ago because this is the time it takes for the light to travel from the sun to your eyes. Therefore, what you think you see now is the past.

Since the distance to the stars is much more considerable, it takes so long for their images to reach you that they may not be there anymore when you experience seeing them now. But something close to you also has travelled in time. Hence everything you believe in seeing now is a collection of past images projected into the future as one image.

The time it takes to make this collage, the brain extrapolates so that the time delay in processing does not interfere with the thoughts and actions you perceive to be going on now. In other words, now is an illusion.

THERE IS NO PAST
Imagine the sun has the consciousness or special equipment to see what happens on Earth. In that case, it will see how you looked eight minutes ago. Then imagine observing you from a star that is so distant from the Earth that what it sees now is your birth.

Science has recently found a point so far away in the universe, that they can almost watch the beginning of it, as if it happens now.

And go on to imagine points further away in the universe from where the birth of your mother and grandmother is experienced by the universe right now – also the birth of itself.

In the eyes of the universe, there is no past or future but one perpetual present. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

THERE IS NO FUTURE
When your mother’s birth is seen from a specific point in the universe, it appears as if there is a future for her, but from another location in the universe, her death is seen at the same moment as her birth.

THERE IS NO TIME
It is only from the limited perspective of the Earth that there seems to be a past, future, and now in between. But seen from the perspective of the universe, there is no time. Everything co-occurs.

There is no before and after – and consequently no reincarnation. It is an idea made up to make the experience of being someone in a world defined by time and space seems as if it is meaningful and is going to last.

A TV can illustrate this. It may have one channel showing a sci-fi movie, another one a film from the past and yet another one a documentary. But due to limitations, you only watch one track at a time, although all of them are playing simultaneously.

Linear time is a simulated reality layered on top of one perpetual present.

In linear time, it seems as if an explosion from a black hole expanded into a world defined by time and space. In reality, though, it contracted the same moment it expanded. Thus nothing is left but memories of the expansion. However, when they are replayed in linear time, it appears as if there still is a world defined by time and space. Read more about that here. Photo © Alexius Jorgensen.

THERE IS NO UNIVERSE
According to science, all the elements coming from the big bang quickly organised themselves into a super pattern that would have stagnated if perfected. But due to a few gaps, it expanded into what became the universe. Read more about that here.

When the breath has expanded, it contracts. Likewise, when the expansion of the universe is over, it is followed by contraction. However, it already happened because everything occurs simultaneously. Hence the universe begins and ends at the same moment.

NOTHING TO HOPE FOR
The hope for a better future upholds the belief in a universe of linear time. Especially because hope always is accompanied by fear. First, for not get what you hope for, and when you get it, you fear losing it. But fear disappears if you do not hope for something but nothing because then there is not something to lose, thus nothing to fear, wherefore you are free.

Reality is that which is One and since it is formless, thus endless, a world defined by time and space is a hallucination.

THERE IS NO FREEDOM
But since reality is oneness, there is no freedom. However, while you appear to be in a world where there seems to be more than one, the relief you get from hoping for nothing sets you free from believing in more than one.

Instead, it is something you pretend. And what you pretend to be, you are not. So even though you appear to be in a world where there seems to be more than one, you are not there. Read more about that in hack #1.3 Pretending to be someone definitive is liberation. Thus there does not appear to be more than one hiding, there never was or will be anything but that which is One.


NOTE: This article is part of hack #1.1 What and where you appear to be is make-believe.